I agree with a lot of the repliers here. Make it good, take your time CD Projekt! I had little to no expectations for Dragon Age: Inquisition, but they obviously took their time to make a great game full of lore and story if you take the time. I want that and actually hope for even more shades of grey from Witcher 3. Please God be good!
Oh my God! I quite frankly never looked into the uproar against women in game development since I used to date a video game programmer and would usually hear a lot of feminist outrage and dismiss the claims as "oversensitive" - but, holy shit! I did not realize just how poisonous and scary the threats to these women were! This is fucking disgusting and really, I don't understand why such absolute hatred for these women. There is just a lot of hatred on the internet.
OMG! I am really excited because this means there are opportunities for me as a New Yorker to see Vinny and Alex for GB East meetups in the City hopefully, but I am scared as this is soooo different. I wish you guys luck and know that no matter what I will stay an avid bomber :D Additionally, if you need help setting stuff up in NY for free or low pay I am your muscular camera lifting and wire-running man (in Queens)!!!
I find myself glued to my PC chair, I have to be on my way to Boston in an hour but I keep refreshing and looking at other people's postings and pages to Ryan, hoping for some new development. I couldn't sleep well last night thinking about how my happiness was dependent on him and how every time I listen to this bombcast and bomb crew I love, I will always be reminded of the laughter that won't come because of his absence.
I, along with many other fans I am sure, would really like to donate or contribute to Anna for whatever it is worth. If I am a poor man and I am willing to give $200 of my own hard-earned cash for a many who has given so much more than than paultry amount in joy, then I can imagine how much the community as a whole can be able to muster. Money, no matter how large an amount, will never bring the man back, but god damnit it the best we can do to show how much he meant to us all.
I will miss you Ryan Davis.
I feel like the clown who must always be smiling and put on a happy face, though inside myself I know the hole in my life from your passing is all I can think of.
@th3irdeye: Yeah I know how you feel! I was in my hotel bar next to the PAX East Conference Building when they all walked in. I really wanted to go over and introduce myself and buy them all a round, but I chickened out because I was too scared. Thought the same thing; next year I will be more courageous... I am so saddened, this does make me more appreciative of life and hopefully I will grow bigger balls to say hi to people from now on.
I am still in shock. Ryan Davis, the host of a damn good podcast I listen to every week called Giant Bomb died last week. The news is only hitting us now, and I can't explain why I am so sad. I never met him and quite frankly, I was always a big fan of the site because of Jeff Gerstmann who I idolized as a "Speaker of Truth" in a corrupt money-hungry videogame world.
So why am I sad for the loss of I man I never knew and who I didn't worship as a hero? Maybe because he was my friend.
He didn't know it, but when I felt depressed (and trust me, that happens a lot!) watching a quick look or a feature with Ryan hosting would never fail to cheer me up. On my loneliest nights I could always hear his jokes on the podcast and feel like someone who understood my humor was talking to me, directly.
I guess I was surprised when I realized I was so depressed over this news, but taking all of these emotions within myself into a account, it is no wonder how at a loss I feel. The show will never be the same, and no one will ever replace him.
I always hate it when people say things like "no one will ever replace him" or "he was one-of-a-kind", but in this case it certainly feels appropriate. I will miss you Ryan Davis. I will always appreciate the great times you have gifted us with.
Actually! If I remember correctly, back when I first found out about Giant Bomb I listened to the ENTIRE back catalog since the Arrow Pointing Down days of Jeff and Ryan shouting into shitty mics. Yeah they used to listen to questions from people but, holy crap! The questions were typically so garbled and incomprehensible that I fully understand why they would not want to pursue that form of listener interaction anymore.